Entertainment and Society around the World: Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Editors: Nichols, Elizabeth Gackstetter and Robbins, Timothy R.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-61069-753-8
Category: Arts & Leisure - Popular culture
Book Status: Available
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This sweeping volume serves as a ready-reference guide to pop culture in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, focusing on Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Costa Rica, among other areas.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Popular Music
  • Introduction
  • Bachata
  • Blades, Ruben
  • Bossa Nova
  • Calypso
  • Cruz, Celia
  • Cumbia
  • Dancehall
  • Guerra, Juan Luis
  • Huayno
  • Juanes
  • Konpa-dirék
  • Mariachi and Ranchera
  • Marley, Bob, Ziggy, Stephen, and Damian
  • Merengue
  • Miranda, Carmen
  • Norteña Music and Corridos
  • Nueva Canción
  • Reggae
  • Reggaetón
  • Rock, Brazilian
  • Rock and Pop en español
  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Shakira
  • Soca
  • Tango
  • Chapter 2: Books and Contemporary Literature
  • Introduction
  • Allende, Isabel
  • Bolaño, Roberto
  • Coelho, Paulo
  • Comics and Graphic Novels in Argentina
  • Crossover Literature
  • Ferré, Rosario
  • Fuentes, Carlos
  • The Latin American Boom
  • Mafalda
  • Magical Realism
  • Márquez, Gabriel García
  • Martínez, Tomás Eloy
  • Neruda, Pablo
  • Popular Poetry
  • Puig, Manuel
  • Vargas Llosa, Mario
  • Walcott, Derek
  • Chapter 3: Film in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Introduction—Film in Latin America and the Caribbean—An Uneven and Delicate Balance
  • Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez
  • Argentine Post-Dictatorial Cinema
  • Babenco, Hector
  • Bemberg, María Luisa
  • Bernal, Gael García
  • Brazilian Cinema Novo
  • The Business of Making Films: Coproduction
  • Cantinflas (Mario Moreno)
  • Central American and Caribbean Film
  • Cuarón, Alfonso
  • Darín, Ricardo
  • Del Toro, Guillermo
  • Derbez, Eugenio
  • Drug Trafficking and Crime in Latin American Film
  • Film Festivals
  • The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
  • Iñarritu, Alejandro González
  • Latin American Actors and Actresses in Hollywood
  • Latin American Icons in Film
  • Martel, Lucrecia
  • Social Critique in Latin American Film
  • South American Film Beyond Argentina and Brazil
  • The State and the Film Industry
  • Chapter 4: Television and Radio
  • Introduction
  • Aló Presidente [Hello Mr. President]
  • Argentine and Venezuelan Television
  • Beauty Pageants to Acting
  • Censorship and State Control
  • ChelloLatinamerica and Casa Club TV
  • Community Radio
  • Destilando amor [Distilling Love]
  • Gaitán, Fernando
  • Notable Telenovela Actors
  • Notable Telenovela Actresses
  • Organizaçoes Globo
  • Plaza Sésamo/Vila Sésamo
  • Reality Television
  • Sousa, Osmel
  • Súper Sábado Sensacional [Super Sensational Saturday]
  • Telenovelas
  • Televisa
  • Tempo Television
  • Thalia
  • Univisión
  • Violetta
  • Xou da Xuxa [Xuxa's Show]
  • Yo soy Betty, la fea [Ugly Betty]
  • Chapter 5: Internet and Social Media
  • Introduction
  • Censorship and the Internet
  • Chilecon Valley
  • Dafiti
  • E-Jamaica, E-Learning, and E-Government
  • Facebook and Social Media
  • Gender Advocacy and the Internet
  • iG
  • International Protest, Aid, and the Internet
  • Internet Growth
  • Isla Presidencial
  • MercadoLibre
  • Online Commerce: E-Commerce and M-Commerce
  • Online Presence of Television Networks
  • Orkut
  • Psicofxp
  • Saverin, Eduardo
  • Slim, Carlos
  • Taringa!
  • Chapter 6: Sports in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Introduction—Latin American Sports: A Story of Imports and Exports
  • Baseball, Panamanian
  • Baseball and Baseball Players, Cuban
  • Baseball and Baseball Players, Dominican
  • Baseball and Baseball Players, Venezuelan
  • Boxing
  • Capoeira
  • Clemente, Roberto
  • CONCACAF Nations: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
  • CONMEBOL Nations: Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Ecuador
  • Cricket, Caribbean
  • Crime and Legal Threats for Latin American Baseball Players
  • The FIFA World Cup
  • Important International Sporting Events
  • Latin American Baseball Academies
  • Lucha Libre
  • Maradona, Diego
  • Marta
  • Olympic Games—Mexico 1968 and Brazil 2016
  • Pelé
  • Rodeo and Cowboy Sports
  • Soccer, Argentine
  • Soccer, Brazilian
  • Soccer, Women's
  • Soccer and National Identity
  • Soccer Clubs, Fans, and Barras Bravas
  • Soccer Organization
  • Track and Field, Jamaican
  • Volleyball and Field Hockey, Women's
  • Chapter 7: Video Games
  • Introduction
  • Access, Piracy, and F2P
  • Game Localization
  • International Entry into the Latin American Market: Kaboom Latam
  • Lucha Libre: Heroes del Ring
  • Maquilas and Production
  • Regional Game Developers: Vostu/Okam/Square Enix
  • Chapter 8: Fashion and Couture in Latin America
  • Introduction—The Syncretic Beauty of Latin American and Caribbean Fashion
  • Aesthetic and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
  • Batik and Kotomisi
  • Campos, Carlos
  • Colombian Gold
  • Costa, Francisco
  • Cota, Christian
  • De la Renta, Oscar
  • Hair Fashion and Style
  • Herrera, Carolina
  • Indigenous Textiles
  • Kahlo, Frida
  • Latin American Fashion Models and Moguls
  • Perón, Eva (Evita)
  • São Paulo Fashion Week
  • Skin Care and Skin Whitening Products
  • Traditional Clothing
  • Vanidades Magazine
  • Appendix: Top Ten Lists
  • Top Ten Latin Albums of 2013—U.S. and International Sales
  • Top Ten Hot Latin Songs, November 2014
  • Top Ten Best-Selling Books 2013—Selected Nations
  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Top Grossing Latin American Films 2012—By Selected Nation
  • Ten Best Latin American Films of the 21st Century
  • Top Ten Richest Latin Americans—2014
  • Top Ten Telenovelas Produced by Televisa
  • Top Ten Latin American and Caribbean Countries by Broadband Internet Development—2014
  • Top Ten Telecom and Information Technology Companies in Latin America 1996–2006
  • Top Ten Highest Earning Latin American Athletes
  • Top Ten Latin American Video Game Markets—2014
  • Top Ten World Nations by Number of Plastic Surgery Procedures—2013
  • Top Ten Highest Paid Fashion Models in the World—2014
  • Bibliography
  • About the Authors